Prost: all will be revealed after Belgium

Prost Grand Prix has denied reports that it has already signed an engine deal with Ferrari for 2001, but will announce its plans after the Belgian Grand Prix

Prost: all will be revealed after Belgium

The French squad is currently without an engine deal for next season, following Peugeot's decision to pull out of Formula 1 at the end of the season, and has been linked to customer deals with Renault and Ferrari. F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone is said to be helping to broker the Ferrari deal, which remains favourite.

The troubled team, which is yet to score a point in 2000, has also been the subject of buy-out speculation. It is now expected to remain under the control of Alain Prost, who looks set to sell a further 50% stake in the team to German media conglomerate and 10% share-holder Bertelsmann.

A statement from the Prost team said: "Contrary to reports, at the present date no contract for an engine supply for the 2001 season has been signed. However, the team will respect the fixed deadline [end of August - set by its major sponsors], and an announcement on Prost Grand Prix's future projects will be made the week after the Belgian Grand Prix."


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